Lifelong Learning is an initiative started by Stetson University to offer programs and learning opportunities to mature adults who want to continue to expand their horizons, who seek knowledge for its own sake, and who have zest for getting out in the world and exploring all of the adventures that life has to offer. Lifelong Learning opportunities are offered right here in Florida - in DeLand and Celebration - and its programs take participants around the world - to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Everglades and Key West, to Italy, where each step is a step into history, and to the Stetson Mansion in DeLand, Florida's only Gilded Age mansion built by Stetson University's early benefactor and first president, John B. Stetson.
The course catalogs have been updated for fall 2014!
The Center at Celebration and the DeLand campus each run their programs in three sessions during the semester. The session and start dates for each are generally specific to each location. See the upcoming events below for details on the start dates for each session. The catalog for each location also contains more information on meeting dates.
Road Scholar is the recognized leader in educational travel programs for lifelong learning. The organization offers programs throughout the world. Stetson University and Road Scholar have partnered over the last twenty years to offer an average of 80 programs for lifelong learners in the Central Florida area each year. Road Scholar and Stetson University also offer intergenerational programs for those wishing to share the experience with loved ones.
- Nov. 4: Session III of Lifelong Learning classes begins
- Nov. 5: Lecture - Wildlife Conservation (4:15 p.m.)
- Nov. 6: Lecture/Book Signing - Before and Beyond the Niihau Zero (5:30 p.m.)
- Nov. 7: Disney Wilderness Preserve Buggy Tour Field Trip
- Nov. 8: Lecture - New Urbanism (6:30 p.m.)
- Nov. 14: Brevard Zoo Field Trip
- December 4: Candlelight Choir Concert Field Trip (DeLand)
- Dec. 7-10: All Aboard! Miami of Bust!
For information on courses offered at the DeLand campus during the fall 2014 semester, please see the Stetson Lifelong at DeLand page.